In late 2021, General Graphene Corporation commissioned its GG 3.0 atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) graphene manufacturing line capable of manufacturing graphene films at mass volumes, consistent quality and at a low cost. Operating out of a state-of-the-art production facility located in Knoxville TN, General Graphene possesses the capability to produce both single and multi-layer graphene in the form of large-area films or long rolls up to 400mm wide. Preferred copper orientation graphene films, including polycrystalline, can be manufactured in a process that offers scale and size with production capacity that exceeds 100,000 m2/yr.
Using multiple patented processes, General Graphene has focused on the low-cost and industrial scale manufacturability of large-area CVD graphene films. The ability to grow and transfer consistent quality CVD graphene films at an affordable cost is a gamechanger which allows industries to accelerate development of state-of-the-art technology and novel products.
CVD graphene films are flexible, virtually weightless, biocompatible, transparent, conductive, thin film barrier, possess high resistance to corrosion and strong thermal properties, which makes this two-dimensional carbon material a unique next-generation solution that opens new design options for researchers and engineers in a variety of industries.
General Graphene is currently partnering with industrial leaders in various markets – including biosensors and life sciences, heating materials, composite materials, and electronics – to unlock the potential that graphene offers thereby enhancing existing technology and enabling the development of next-generation products and technology.
Speaking from the headquarters in Knoxville TN, COO Greg Erickson commented “We have always believed that the industrialization of CVD graphene technology was an engineering problem solvable in a continuous process. For the past 6 years, we have focused exclusively on this challenge which saw us develop GG 3.0, a system which gives us a 1000-fold-increase in production capabilities and allows us to manufacture consistent quality CVD graphene in industrial volumes.”
CEO Vig Sherill added “This breakthrough has given industry confidence to engage and collaborate with us on graphene-specific application development projects. We believe these partnerships will drive this technology to higher levels of industrialization and cost reduction. As our technology evolves and costs fall, revolutionary CVD graphene-enabled advanced products will emerge in virtually every industry.”